The Sikkim government has constituted a one-man judicial commission to probe the unnatural death of a student leader, an official notification said.
The panel, under Justice N K Jain (Retd.), former chief justice of the High Court of Sikkim, will submit a report to the state government within one month.
Padam Gurung, who was the president of the Student Representative Council of Namchi Government College, was found dead in a drain in Kazitar area in Namchi district on June 28.
Claiming that his body bore injury marks, Gurung’s family alleged he was murdered.
The death of Gurung became a burning issue in the state with many political parties and social organisations demanding a CBI investigation into it.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as P S Golay, visited the family of Gurung on Wednesday and assured them of a judicial probe.